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MTH 20-20435-1 - SD-9043MAC Diesel Engine "CIT Rail" w/ PS3

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  • Road Name: CIT Rail
  • Road Number: 105, 118,133
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Jun. 2015
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Operating Ditch Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Operating Smoke Unit
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:20 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 3 7/8"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves
Diesel DCC Features
  • Headlight/Taillight
  • Bell
  • Horn
  • Start-up/Shut-down
  • Passenger Station/Freight Yard Announcements
  • Lights (except head/tail)
  • Master Volume
  • Front Coupler
  • Rear Coupler
  • Forward Signal
  • Reverse Signal
  • Grade Crossing
  • Idle Sequence 3
  • Idle Sequence 2
  • Idle Sequence 1
  • Extended Start-up
  • Extended Shut-down
  • Rev Up
  • Rev Down
  • One Shot Doppler
  • Coupler Slack
  • Single Horn Blast
  • Coupler Close
  • Engine Sounds
  • Brake Sounds
  • Cab Chatter
  • Feature Reset
  • Smoke On/Off
  • Smoke Volume

In the horsepower race of the 1990s - which turned out to be a passing fad - the Holy Grail became a 6000 hp diesel. But neither EMD nor GE had a prime mover capable of being upgraded to that size. As a stopgap measure, EMD added four cylinders to its proven model 710 engine to create the 5000 hp, 20 cylinder, 80 foot long SD80MAC in 1995. Conrail was the only taker, rostering all 30 units produced and later passing them on to successor CSX.

Other railroads waited for EMD to deliver its all-new power plant, the 6000 hp "H" engine, EMD's first four-stoke diesel. When the H engine was delayed, EMD offered what was intended to be a temporary solution: its new SD90MAC locomotive, designed for the H engine but temporarily powered with a 4300 hp, 16-cylinder model 710 engine. The hybrid "SD9043MAC" was externally the same as the SD80MAC and sold rather well - much better than the 6000 hp version when it finally arrived. As it turned out, American railroads decided a 4300-4400 hp diesel was a more versatile building block for multiple-unit consists, and the craze for 6000 hp engines faded. The SD9043MACs were never upgraded to the H engine. Today most 6000 hp SD90MACs are gradually being withdrawn from service while the "temporary" 710-powered SD9043s soldier on. And while the H engine was not a great success in the United States, it has gained a foothold in China and other overseas markets.

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